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Volunteer for United Way Erie FREE Taxes

Through host tax preparation sites called Volunteer Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, eligible tax filers are able to have their income tax return completed and electronically filed for free.

VITA sites are staffed by volunteers certified by the IRS to prepare basic and advanced-level tax returns. If you have former tax preparation experience, you are encouraged to consider this wonderful volunteer opportunity. If you do not have prior experience preparing taxes, training is provided.

Contact Cheryl Bates at 456-2937, ext. 236 or via email at for more information.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Tax Preparer

Provides free basic tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. Skills: basic tax knowledge (Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ), basic training and certification provided, basic computer skills; dependability and flexibility.

Volunteer Site Coordinator

Provides coordination, organization, and supervision for all aspects of the Volunteer Tax Program site locations, including assisting with the establishment of site(s), providing on-site review of all tax returns completed at the tax site, overseeing the site(s) operation during the tax season. Skills: organizational and leadership skills, basic tax knowledge (Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ), basic tax training and certification provided, basic computer skills.

Intake Greeter

Manages the flow of the tax site by handing out forms, answering basic questions and directing taxpayers to the next available tax prepare. Skills: ability to work with the public, dependability and flexibility.

(full job descriptions available upon request)


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